2008/08/13

Don't Get Excited

this is not a post giving any "real" update on the pregnancy. i will say that i went and got a fetal MRI today. it was really hard. first i had no idea where i was going or where i could park so i left early and ended up getting there and hour early and finding that they had a special parking lot for MRI patients. I would rather be early then late so that didn't bother me too much.
i had to wait a while because one of the machines was being serviced. everyone was really nice though. they told me i would be going into the machine feet first since it was fetal so i thought it wouldn't be to bad.
granted i could still see out the top but i had to go in way to deep. i thought my nose was going to touch the top it was so tight. my procedure lasted an hour. i wish they had a clock mounted in there since you can't wear a watch. i couldn't even do my deep breathing because it made me move too much. it is also super loud so i couldn't doze off because every time i did it would bang and make me jump. in the end they told me to breath shallow and i thought "i can barely breath as it is" i was afraid i would have to do that part again but luckily it was ok.
overall i hope i never have to get another one of those again ever.

8 comments:

Mikie said...

Holy cow. Can you say "claustrophobia"? I'm pretty sure if I didn't have it, I'd end up with it after a procedure like that. You're a champ!

(My mind goes to an episode of the x-files...)

Megan said...

man, no matter how "grownup" i get i still can't watch the x-files without freaking out.

Bennie said...

I always have to take downers (prescribed) before an mri. I am so sorry you have to endure all this. I am very proud of you.

Matthew said...

Glad to hear you were able to stick with it. Good luck.

Hey, maybe you can use all this downtime to bolster your potter eliteness!

Whitney said...

Oh you poor thing! Only 7 more weeks to go! You can do it!

Laura said...

It makes me breath funny just thinking about it. Can you imagine Isabella in one of those though? haha

Terra said...

When I have to do things like that (awful) I "read" books in my head.
I did wonder though...how do they keep the baby still enough to get a good MRI reading? Doesn't she hate it when you lay on your back?

Brian, Liz, Benjamin, & Rose said...

Know how you feel. Had to get an MRI because I had a cyst in my uterus, plus I was already claustrophobic. It seemed to last FOREVER!!! And they're like, "Don't move." Hope NC is treating you well. Eat some Bojangles for me!